Asthma therapy includes drugs for background treatment and drugs to be used when needed. The former (inhalatory drugs based on corticosteroids, drugs that act as bronchodilators over long period of time, antileucotrienici, theophylline, cromolyn, etc) are drugs that are used on an ongoing basis to maintain, thanks to their anti-inflammatory and / or bronchodilator effect, the clinically controlled asthma. Drugs to be used when needed for the relief of symptoms (short-acting bronchodilators) have no effect on inflammation, and frequent use of them indicates that the underlying treatment (if already in place) is not sufficient to control the disease and must be modified and / or implemented. Cortisonics are generally introduced for managing acute conditions.
Ventolin is a drug based on the active ingredient salbutamol, belonging to the respiratory adrenergic category and specifically selective beta2-adrenergic receptor agonists. Ventolin is used for the treatment of various diseases and pathologies such as asthma, emphysema and sinusitis.